Thursday, September 15, 2016

1946-47 Cleveland Rebels (BAA)

1946-47 CLEVELAND REBELS
BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Western Division
Finished: 30-30 .500, 3rd place

First Round of the playoffs - Lost to New York, 2-1


Coach Clifford
  • Head Coaches:
Dutch Dehnert (April 5, 1898 - April 20, 1979)  17-20
Roy Clifford (June 14, 1900 - June 12, 1996)  13-10

Clifford became head coach around February 10 when Dehnert stepped down to concentrate more on scouting.


PLAYERS: 
  • Frankie Baumholtz (October 7, 1918 - December 14, 1997)
Biography

  • Leon Brown (October 12, 1919 - October 14, 1990)
Biography

  • Ken Corley (May 10, 1920 - June 27, 1984)
Biography

(Note: I cannot find any evidence Corley actually played in a BAA game with the Rebels. He signed on October 21, 1946, but he is absent from all 60 box scores.)
  • Ned Endress (March 2, 1918 - June 19, 2010)
Biography

  • Bob Faught (September 2, 1921 - April 23, 2002)
Biography

  • Kleggie Hermsen (March 12, 1923 - March 2, 1994)
Biography

  • Pete Lalich (June 23, 1920 - February 1, 2008)
Biography

  • Hank Lefkowitz (August 31, 1923 - April 21, 2007)
Biography

  • Leo Mogus (April 13, 1921 - May 31, 1971)
Biography

  • George Nostrand (January 25, 1924 - November 8, 1991)
Biography

  • Mel Riebe (July 12, 1916 - July 25, 1977)
Biography

  • Irv Rothenberg (December 31, 1921 - July 18, 2009)
Biography

  • Ed Sadowski (July 11, 1915 - September 18, 1990)
Biography

  • Kenny Sailors (January 14, 1921 - January 30, 2016)
Biography

  • Ben Scharnus (December 11, 1917 - March 19, 1982)
Biography

  • Dick Schulz (January 3, 1917 - June 26, 1998)
Biography

  • Nick Shaback (b. September 10, 1918)
Biography

  • Ray Wertis (July 30, 1923 - January 19, 2006)
Biography

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